Southeast Asia

Stagnant Corruption Perception Index, Evidence of the Dilapidation of Corruption Eradication in Indonesia

President Jokowi's term of leadership is almost reaching the finish line. However, ironically, the fate of eradicating corruption in Indonesia is becoming increasingly worrying....

Phenomenon ‘Pork Barrel’ Politics in Indonesia

Recently, Indonesian people have been shocked by the film Dirty Vote, a masterpiece that provides the public with an understanding of the fraud that...

Indonesia’s Presidential election: Likely Impact on the Country’s External Relations

Indonesia’s presidential election will be held on Feb. 14, 2024 -- final campaign events by all three candidates were held on Feb. 10, 2024....

France’s Macron Should Be Consistent and Invite Kim Jung-Un to the Elysée

French President Emmanuel Macron was asked on 16 Jan. about how he would handle a possible re-election of Donald Trump in the US later...

Myanmar Army Is in Peril but Their Capability Should Not Be Undermined

Myanmar's military junta is facing its biggest challenge since it overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. Myanmar's military,...

Migration Could Be a Key Issue in the Upcoming Aceh Local Election 2024

Since 2005, Indonesians have been allowed to directly vote for their regional governor after the parliament reformed the 2004 regulation on regional elections. This...

The World Must Not Forget Kem Sokha, Symbol of Democratic Change in Cambodia

On this International Human Rights Day, I call on the international community not to forget Cambodia. While the country may not be making headlines,...

Preparing for a Disinformation Maelstrom: Lessons for the Philippines

The tensions in the West Philippine Sea and the Taiwan straits have produced valuable insights on how disinformation campaigns are waged. This deluge of...

Indonesia’s ASEAN Summit 2023: Some Key Takeaways

The ASEAN Summit week in early September was filled with various impressions. To start, businesses convened the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit (ABIS) and...

Vietnam Stock Market Performance Shows Success of Anti-corruption Reforms

Comparing the behaviour of stock markets in Southeast Asian countries in parallel with their macroeconomic performances is an illuminating exercise. Several countries in the Association...

What Can We Expect From the New Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet?

Cambodia will have a new prime minister on August 22 in the person of Hun Manet, who will replace his father Hun Sen. This...

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What is the Relevance of Networked Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific?

Deterrence has been at the center of the world’s...

Why Tajikistan’s Water Matters

Tajikistan is a very rich country in terms of...

Being Part of the Plan: An Integrated Approach for Global Biological Diversity Conservation

The International Day for Biological Diversity, observed annually on...

What the Caribbean Community’s Diplomatic Reset on Palestinian Statehood Means for the Bloc

Hamas' October 7, 2023 surprise attacks against Israel from...

The Antarctic Region Is Set to Witness More Regulatory Measures

Amidst the evolving landscape of the Antarctic region, characterized...